- Clark County schools try to attract veterans as teachers Updated: Apr-30-16 3:47 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School District is looking to fill more than 2,000 open teaching positions with an accelerated teacher training program for military veterans and their spouses.
- Virginia Military Institute announces tuition increases Updated: Apr-30-16 3:14 pm
LEXINGTON, Virginia - Tuition is going up at the nation's oldest state-supported military college.
- Federal investigators fault VA review of Texas wait times Updated: Apr-29-16 4:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Federal authorities have determined that an investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs into the manipulation of wait times for Texas veterans seeking care was "deficient and unreasonable."
- 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Apr-29-16 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."
- Survivors of US airstrike on Afghan hospital demand justice Updated: Apr-29-16 11:46 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Survivors and the families of those killed in a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan said Friday they were dismayed and angry that the U.S. military personnel responsible for mistakes that led to the bombing will not face criminal charges.
- Selfie-taking inmate was trying to have a good time in jail Updated: Apr-28-16 10:32 pm
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - West Virginia jail officials are investigating an inmate's use of a cellphone to take photos of himself and others inside a transport van and posting them online.
- Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week Updated: Apr-28-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Appreciation Month.
- GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.
- VA hospital: No personal info on stolen computer Updated: Apr-28-16 4:18 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Officials with a Veterans Affairs hospital in Providence say a computer was stolen out of the basement of the hospital more than a year ago, and that patients were never notified.
- Manchester VA improves number of claims paid, officials say Updated: Apr-28-16 3:29 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Officials with the Manchester VA Medical Center say they have more than doubled the amount of claims paid out following complaints over delayed payments to local health care providers through the Veterans Choice Program.
- Veteran groups sue federal agency over Lejeune water claims Updated: Apr-28-16 1:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina - Three veterans' groups have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs over its handling of claims about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
- Rockefeller legacy exhibit open at West Virginia University Updated: Apr-28-16 4:14 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - The West Virginia and Regional History Center is chronicling the legacy of former Sen. Jay Rockefeller in Wise Library's Rockefeller Gallery at West Virginia University.
- Maine delivery man sentenced for stealing package from VA Updated: Apr-28-16 12:41 am
BANGOR, Maine - A judge has ruled that a Glenburn man will spend two years on probation for stealing a package belonging to the Veterans Administration while he was employed as a delivery man.
- House committee votes to require women to register for draft Updated: Apr-27-16 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.
- Retired Gen. Petraeus to speak at law enforcement gathering Updated: Apr-27-16 9:49 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Retired Gen. David Petraeus has been tapped as the keynote speaker for an annual gathering of law enforcement officials in South Dakota.
- Congressman: VA hospital on track to stay within new budget Updated: Apr-27-16 7:32 pm
DENVER - Congressman Mike Coffman says a VA hospital under construction in Aurora is on schedule and on track to come in within its current budget of $1.7 billion.
- US honors Puerto Ricans who fought, died in segregated unit Updated: Apr-27-16 6:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination and waited decades to be recognized for fighting several wars under the last segregated unit in combat.
- Obama honors Navy football team with trophy Updated: Apr-27-16 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is congratulating the Naval Academy football team for winning the annual Commander in Chief's Trophy.
- Report: VA office in Kansas manipulated data on appeals Updated: Apr-27-16 3:06 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A Veterans Affairs regional office in Kansas listed erroneous medical conditions for three dozen patients who were appealing rejected claims - an apparent effort to speed up the review process that might have had the opposite effect, government investigators found.
- Gov. Snyder takes interim tag off director of vets agency Updated: Apr-27-16 2:19 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The interim director of Michigan's Veterans Affairs Agency is dropping the temporary tag.
- West Point hosts conference 40 years after female cadets Updated: Apr-27-16 12:27 am
WEST POINT, New York - West Point is marking the 40th anniversary of female cadets with a conference later this week.
- Dayton VA Medical Center director to head Cincinnati VA Updated: Apr-26-16 6:58 pm
CINCINNATI - The medical director of the Dayton VA Medical Center will become acting director of the VA medical facility in Cincinnati, where investigators said this year that they had found misconduct related to some officials.
- House adds funds for veterans, environment in state budget Updated: Apr-26-16 5:27 pm
BOSTON - House lawmakers have tacked more than $20 million on to the proposed state budget as they continue debate on the nearly $40 billion spending plan.
- Another patient accuses former VA employee of sex abuse Updated: Apr-26-16 4:48 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas - Another patient has filed a lawsuit accusing a former physician assistant at the Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse.
- Plans for Lake Charles VA outpatient clinic going forward Updated: Apr-25-16 4:15 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - After more than 13 years of delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will build a new 24,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Lake Charles.